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Edging plants

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Can anyone recommend a plant that I could grow as an edging plant down the edges of the flower borders that flowers durung the sumer. Aubretia and creeping phloxes are lovely and I have some of them, but they've all finished flowering by end May.

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will give all of the plants you suggested a try. Hopefully I wont have too much trouble finding nurseries that sell them. I had intended to try Pink Evening Primrose but a search on Google seemed to show that they are rather invasive little plants and take over the entire garden!



How about some of the dwarf dianthus, they have nice evergreen silvery leaves so lots of foliage colour and they flower after the Phlox etc. Then there are some very pretty small Campanulas which flower from June onwards.

13 Aug, 2009


Check out the Silene group, plus the smaller Veronicas - they flower summer/autumn, depending on which ones you choose.

13 Aug, 2009


And thinking about it, why not put some Oreganum aureum in - yes its a herb, but it has bright yellow leaves and makes a great edging - very colourful, flowers or not. There's a pic in my photos, page 3, last pic - its just beyond the orange flowered Helianthemum in the picture, though its' not a close up.

13 Aug, 2009


Fragaria (ornamental strawberry)grown for the flowers is another option. There is 'Pink Panda' or 'Red Ruby'. If you're more interested in foliage effects, there's a variegated strawberry as well with white blotches on the leaves

13 Aug, 2009

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